Woodlands Lilongwe

3.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Lilongwe with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool

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Woodlands Lilongwe

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Property grounds
View from room
Free minibar items, in-room safe, soundproofing, cribs/infant beds
Free daily English breakfast
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Woodlands Lilongwe

8.4 out of 10 Very Good
8.4/10 Very Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
Youth Drive, City Centre, PO Box 279, Lilongwe
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Superior Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Lilongwe (LLW-Kamuzu Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Steers - 3 min drive
  • Mugg & Bean - 4 min drive
  • Vincent Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Machance - 4 min drive
  • Jacaranda Wine Shop a/47 - 4 min drive

About this property

Woodlands Lilongwe

Woodlands Lilongwe offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 35.00 per vehicle one way. You can splash around at the outdoor pool, visit one of the 2 restaurants for a bite to eat, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Woodies - This family restaurant specializes in local cuisine.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 30 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Woodlands Lilongwe Lodge
Woodlands Lilongwe
Woodlands Lilongwe Lodge
Woodlands Lilongwe Lilongwe
Woodlands Lilongwe Lodge Lilongwe

Frequently asked questions

Does Woodlands Lilongwe offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Woodlands Lilongwe does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Woodlands Lilongwe?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Woodlands Lilongwe?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Woodlands Lilongwe?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Woodlands Lilongwe?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Woodlands Lilongwe?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is USD 35.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Woodlands Lilongwe?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Woodlands Lilongwe and nearby?
Woodlands Lilongwe has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Woodlands Lilongwe?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and Indian cuisine.
What's the area around Woodlands Lilongwe like?
Woodlands Lilongwe is located by the river, a short 14-minute walk from Parliament Building and 14 minutes' walk from Tobacco Auction Floors.



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10/10 Exceptional

Jasbir, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a beautiful property set in a state park like setting in the heart of Lilongwe. The staff was very nice.
David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

In my opinion, the restaurant offers the best food I've eaten in all of Malawi. The owner visits restaurant patrons every evening. While the rooms need a bit of updating, the property is quiet and scenic.
Don, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Don, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely staff and delicious Indian food in the restaurant. We all enjoyed our stay, and will be back.
Suzanne, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff are very accommodating and helped me out of a scheduling mistake I made. The food is some of the best in all of Malawi and the owner is often in the restaurant visiting tables.
Don, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay--clean, friendly staff, great food. Fantastic.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

It is too old and needs some refurbishing in the bathrooms
6-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Excellent restaurant, nice cottages and grounds
Overall excellent stay. Food at the restaurant is superb. Grounds are well-maintained and quite nice. Cottages are private, are secure and roomy, and come with A/C, Wifi, television. Walking distance to a nice wildlife sanctuary. Cons: cottages could be a bit better cleaned and updated. Overall would recommend staying here.
2-night romance trip
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